Question asked on March 27th, 2019

Q: Me and my boyfriend now my ex,has a court date.If I the victim doesn’t show up in court will he spend time in jail?

A: Theoretically, any person subpoenaed to court can be found in contempt and a warrant issued if that person does not show up.  In the real world, if a critical witness is missing at the time of a criminal trial, the defense typically moves to dismiss the case entirely, since the prosecution cannot prove its case without the witness.